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General: Major Projects Report to Congress 2009

Report to: House and Senate Committees on Appropriations

As requested by: House of Representatives Report 106-622
Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2001

Annual Summary of Major Projects (FY 2009)

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Project Delivery Team
Reports and Assessments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, as of October 1, 2009

The Project Delivery Team is assisting the FHWA Divisions with stewardship and oversight activities for 69 major projects (each with a total cost greater than $500 million) and 3 Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) projects (each with a total cost less than $500 million).

The following major projects were completed in FY 2009:

  • I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge, Minneapolis, MN
  • Central Texas Turnpike, Austin, TX
  • I-43/I-94/I-794 Marquette Interchange, Milwaukee, WI

The Project Delivery Team continued to track cost estimates and scheduled completion dates for 39 major projects that have Financial Plans. Currently 86 percent of the projects are within 2 percent of the previous year's budgets and 79 percent of the projects are within 2 percent of the previous year's scheduled completion dates.

The Initial Financial Plans for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening and High Occupancy Vehicle Improvements, Los Angeles, CA
  • Doyle Drive, Route 101, San Francisco, CA
  • New Mississippi River Bridge, St. Louis, MO
  • US 95 Northwest Corridor, Las Vegas, NV
  • Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes, Fairfax, VA
  • Pocahontas Parkway, Richmond, VA
  • Loop 12/State Highway 35E Corridor, Dallas, TX
  • I-94 North-South, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties, WI

The Financial Plan Annual Updates for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • I-15 Managed Lanes, San Diego, CA
  • I-215 San Bernardino North Corridor Project, San Bernardino, CA
  • I-80/San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (East Span), San Francisco-Oakland, CA
  • I-75 Design/Build/Finance (iROX75), Lee and Collier Counties, FL
  • Tampa Interstate System (TIS), Tampa, FL
  • Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvements Segments 1, 2, and 3, Council Bluffs, IA
  • I-10 Twin Span Structures, Slidell, LA
  • LA 1, Golden Meadow to Port Fourchon, LA
  • Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel, Boston, MA
  • Intercounty Connector, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD
  • I-95/Woodrow Wilson Bridge, MD/VA/ DC
  • I-64 from Spoede Road to Sarah Street, St. Louis County and St. Louis, MO
  • I-93 Reconstruction, Salem to Manchester, NH
  • Montgomery IR-75 Reconstruction, Dayton, OH
  • I-40 Crosstown, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 183-A Turnpike, Austin, TX
  • Central Texas Turnpike, Austin, TX
  • I-10/Katy Freeway, Houston, TX
  • I-43/I-94/I-74 Marquette Interchange, Milwaukee, WI

The Project Delivery Team continued coordinating the project management certificate program with the FHWA Human Resources Office to train current and potential major project oversight managers in the FHWA Division Offices. As of the end of FY 2009, 76 FHWA employees have received their Associate Certificates.

The Project Delivery Team staffed an exhibit booth at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, DC. Displays of existing major projects and the latest guidance for the management of major projects were available.

The Project Delivery Team and the National Highway Institute completed the development of a 2-day National Highway Institute Course called "Addressing Uncertainty in Cost Estimating" in 2008 and continued presentation of this course in 2009.

The Project Delivery Team in conjunction with the Resource Center continued to provide software to the Division Offices for use in risk-based cost reviews for major projects.

Risk-based cost reviews were conducted for the following projects that are on the attached list of current active major projects:

  • Doyle Drive, Route 101, San Francisco, CA
  • I-5 Corridor Project (Artesia Avenue to Florence Avenue), Los Angeles County, CA
  • I-5 HOV (SR-134 to SR-118), Los Angeles County, CA
  • Tampa Interstate Study I-4 Crosstown Connector, Tampa, FL
  • I-595 Corridor Improvements, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • I-465 Northeast Leg, Indianapolis, IN
  • New Mississippi River Bridge, St. Louis, MO
  • US95 Northwest Corridor, Las Vegas, NV
  • Montgomery IR-75 Reconstruction Project, Dayton, OH
  • SH161, Dallas County, TX
  • North Tarrant Express (I-820/SH121/SG183), Fort Worth, TX
  • Southwest Parkway (SH121), Fort Worth, TX
  • Grand Parkway SH99 Segment E, Houston, TX
  • US 290, Houston, TX
  • DFW Connector (SH121/SH114), Grapevine, TX
  • I-94 North-South, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties, WI
  • US41 Reconstruction, Winnebago and Brown Counties, WI

Additionally, risk-based cost reviews were conducted on the following projects that are to be added to the active major project list in FY 2010.

  • Knik Arm Crossing Project, Anchorage, AK
  • Northern Parkway, El Mirage, Glendale and Peoria, AZ
  • SR303L/Estrella Freeway, Goodyear to Surprise, AZ
  • I-5 South Carpool Lane and Widening, Los Angeles County, CA
  • Route 24 Caldecott Tunnel, Oakland, CA
  • SR4 Widening from Loveridge Road to SR160, Contra Costa County, CA
  • US36 Corridor, Denver to Boulder, CO (2 cost estimates were performed)
  • I-95 over the Housatonic River (Moses Wheeler Bridge), Stratford and Milford, CT
  • South Capitol Street Corridor, Washington, DC
  • I-57/I-294 Interchange, Chicago, IL
  • Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal, Detroit, MI
  • Detroit River International Crossing, Detroit, MI
  • Blue Water Bridge Plaza Expansion and I-94/I-69 Corridor Improvements, Port Huron, MI
  • I-15 South, Las Vegas, NV
  • I-295 & I-76/Route 42 Direct Connect Project, Camden County, NJ
  • Route 7 Hackensack River Wittpenn Bridge Replacement, Jersey City and Kearny Town, NJ
  • Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY
  • Cleveland Innerbelt I-90/I-71/I-77, Cleveland, OH
  • Zoo Interchange (I-94/I-894/US-45), Milwaukee, WI

The Project Delivery Team conducted a process review of the Washington Department of Transportation's Cost Estimation Validation Process.

The Project Delivery Team delivered Financial Plan and Project Management Plan training to the Arizona Division Office and Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Project Management Plans for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • SR4 Widening from Loveridge Road to SR160, Contra Costa County, CA
  • I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening and High Occupancy Vehicle Improvements, Los Angeles, CA
  • I-75 Design/Build/Finance (iROX75), Lee and Collier Counties, FL
  • SR-826/SR-836 Interchange, Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Blue Water Bridge Plaza Expansion and I-94/I-69 Corridor Improvements, Port Huron, MI
  • Detroit River International Crossing, Detroit, MI
  • New Mississippi River Bridge, St. Louis, MO
  • I-15 South, Las Vegas, NV
  • US95 Northwest Corridor, Las Vegas, NV
  • Willis Avenue Bridge, New York City, NY
  • I-70/I-71 South Innerbelt, Columbus, OH
  • Montgomery IR-75 Reconstruction Project, Dayton, OH

A listing of the status of all current active major projects is attached.

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